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The mores of memes

What are they? Meme. The word itself sounds sort of droll, minted by pop culture people and certified by Merriam-Webster for our social media purposes. Memes pop up on our Instagram Explore, Twitter and perhaps Facebook feeds, and are characterized by having captions above or superimposed over photos from pop culture.   What is it…

Memes, deconstructed

meme (n.): It’s not a word, it’s a lifestyle. — Urban Dictionary As my fellow frequenters of Stanford Memes for Edgy Trees could probably attest to, memes are an interesting part of college culture. These memes vary greatly: They range from simple, surface-level memes about Cal, sports games or campus events, to more moderate memes…

Five types of people you’ll meet on Valentine’s Day

1. Fully enjoys the holiday; sincerely wishes people a happy holiday and sends candy-grams — genuinely enthusiastic human being Does homework the day it was assigned Hopelessly addicted to caffeine Dislikes blue-raspberry on principle Sleeps approximately eight hrs a week Secretly thinks they’re the best driver in their friend group 2. “Valentine’s Day is a corporate…

In defense of memes

In the aftermath of the election, one of the only things that kept me sane was the circulation of the amazingly hilarious Obama-Biden memes on my Facebook newsfeed. From pictures of Biden plotting against Trump’s impending entrance to the White House to images featuring Obama and Biden’s epic friendship, these Internet works of art never…